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Ramping up (but no post game tonight because I'm on the East coast)

GAME THREAD: https://dubnationhq.com/p/game-thread-more-minutes-for-thompson

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At least Duby slept.

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Kyrie has a hell of a game

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OKC zero free throws at the end of the third? That can’t be right. Google and NBA App.

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> Leonard's absence was the most concerning, as he was expected to play in Tuesday's game before being held out with stiffness in his surgically repaired right knee.

Huh, I thought it was just rest while he ramped up. That's not good... hopefully nothing...

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and just like that, he gets a basket and an and-one... and makes the free throw! I am the anti-jinx.

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I don't recall Ben Simmons being *this* offensively challenged back with the Sixers...

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Happy Elon Musk Twitter acquisition day everyone

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Ugh!

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deletedOct 28, 2022Liked by punk basketball
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Oct 28, 2022Liked by punk basketball

😭😭😭 I’m taking a wait and see approach.

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Oct 27, 2022·edited Oct 28, 2022

We may only be two and two,

The rest of the league thinks we're poo,

But whatever the fate,

Of ol' Golen State,

I'll stick with the Warriors. Will you?

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(continuation of valuation thread, I guess)

Saw this on Warriors Nation Facebook page.

Warriors $765M in revenue and $206M operating profit.

Seems semi-realistic numbers to me. So, assuming similar numbers this season, Lacob can pay extra $100M next year. to retain Dray? or not. - may be they need to pay back loans availed to build Chase center.

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> Revenue and operating income (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) are for the 2021-22 season and are net of revenue sharing and arena debt service.

I don't know what it means exactly but worth noting.

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They have a lot of commercial and real estate down there too that's been negatively impacted by corona

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Oct 27, 2022Liked by punk basketball

If you thought the Warriors' transition defense was bad....

https://twitter.com/tomhaberstroh/status/1585642331117453314

The Sixers are giving up an embarrassingly-high 139 points per 100 possessions in transition, the worst rate in the NBA this season and on pace to be the worst since @SynergySST began tracking in 2004.

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fun hypothetical: how much could the Lakers get in return if they trade away AD and LeBron?

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Oct 27, 2022·edited Oct 27, 2022Liked by punk basketball

The real problem is they're in the same situation as the Nets. Tanking doesn't improve their draft capital. So why tank? You lose revenue from ticket sales for no net gain in assets.

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They will have to trade Rob Pelinka for Danny Ainge first if they want any kind of good return.

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That's an amazing hypothetical trade - how many additional assets would the Lakers have throw in to trade Pelinka for Myers?

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Myers is not tradeable.

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Can’t trade LeBron this year. Carry on.

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Are you perkins lol

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Oct 27, 2022·edited Oct 27, 2022

I'm guessing less than you'd think. The fact that the Nets couldn't find an acceptable deal for KD is telling.

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2-3 first round picks total?

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Oct 27, 2022·edited Oct 28, 2022

With the way AD grabs some party of hot body after every play, I doubt he’s worth much… it’s too bad, I guess…

EDIT: With the way AD grabs some part of his body after every play… stupid swype algorithm…

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I'm totally confused by this comment

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Oct 27, 2022·edited Oct 27, 2022

Tonight they battle Miami

playing so bad its uncanny.

But if Poole can defend

and if Wise will contend,

the Dubs may deliver a whammy.

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The questions on D abound,

So loud that its all the sound.

If on transition get back,

And from that they attack.

Then Miami, the Dubs will pound.

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I’m enjoying the haiku, limmericks, and genera poetticky sillyness

Is this an actual format or type? Or just aabba?

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This is just a limerick.

For 125, I use da-da-Dum, da-Dum, da-Dum, and

for 3-4, I use da-da-Dum, da-da-Dum, tho I cheat a bit, as there's an extra sylable in transition, but b/c it's one word, you don't notice it much.

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Well, if they get on a flight to Miami, they'll be in the wrong place. :) This is the home game of the virtual 7 game trip.

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Oh hey, I'm actually in Florida myself right now 😅

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Oct 27, 2022·edited Oct 27, 2022

OOPS! Fixt, but I liked the cadence of "They get on a flight to Miami" better.

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Just save it for three games or so. We play them again in Miami in a few days.

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Wiseman vs. Okongwu should be fun.

My official stance was “trade down and take Halliburton or Okongwu”. I guess the jury is still out on both because of time missed. I still think Wiseman has a higher ceiling, but OO is a better fit.

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Still would like to see Curry and the Kids on the floor with just one other vet depending on positioning.

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Oct 27, 2022Liked by punk basketball

https://twitter.com/JDumasReports/status/1585706884983422976

Andre says he thinks some guys in the second unit have to sacrifice for each other a little more.

In context, he was saying they are all itching to find a role and get going.

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Providing context in tweet is so refreshing.

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Oct 27, 2022Liked by punk basketball

4 games don’t mean much

Frustration will not change change things

Kerr knows more than you

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Dualing Haiku's:

The Defense shits bricks.

The rotation is awful.

At least Harden lost.

vs.

The Dubs are changing.

The youth brigade is blooming.

Kerr knows more than you.

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Why the double change tho?

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ha- my brain didn't even notice that. going with error as w/o double we get the 7 syllables.

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FTHW (for the Haiku win): "Kerr knows more than you"

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